Category Archives: Breaking News

NPC formally endorses Poe, Escudero

Wednesday, 2 March 2016 | Written by

The Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) has formally endorsed the candidacy of presidential candidate Grace Poe and vice presidential bet Francis “Chiz” Escudero, saying they represent “the best hope for a unified push for sustainable development.” The NPC, which is the second biggest political party in the country founded by business tycoon Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco, said 90 percent of its members…Read More »

24 rebels killed in Lanao del Sur clash – AFP

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 | Written by

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has confirmed that 24 rebels belonging to the Jemaah Islamiyah-linked Maute group were killed as government troops overan their stronghold in Butig, Lanao del Sur last week. AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla said 12 bodies were recovered out of the 24 slain rebels, adding that the casualty on the rebel’s side could…Read More »

[OSCARS] 88th Annual Academy Awards Partial List of Winners

Monday, 29 February 2016 | Written by

Best Picture: “Spotlight.” Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant.” Actress: Brie Larson, “Room.” Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies.” Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl.” Directing: Alejandro G. Inarritu, “The Revenant.” Foreign Language Film: “Son of Saul.” Adapted Screenplay: “The Big Short.” Original Screenplay: “Spotlight.” Animated Feature Film: “Inside Out.” Production Design: “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Cinematography: “The Revenant.”…Read More »

Lumad refugee camp in Davao razed

Friday, 26 February 2016 | Written by

An evacuation center for displaced lumad families and dormitory at a church-run compound in Davao City were torched early Tuesday morning (Feb. 23), according to reports. The fires broke out on opposite ends of the Haran Mission House of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) at around 2 a.m. At least five lumad indigenous people, including two…Read More »

Anti-Martial Law activists, stalwarts gather to thwart VP bid of Bongbong Marcos

Sunday, 21 February 2016 | Written by

Martial law activists, youth representatives, Moro and Indigenous peoples, and civil libertarians from all across the country gather today to push for the Campaign Against the Return of the Marcoses in Malacanang or CARMMA. CARMMA was initially launched in Quezon City on February 4 this year. Also present in the gathering were a number of plaintiffs who filed and won…Read More »

Comelec gun ban violators now at 507 — PNP

Sunday, 31 January 2016 | Written by

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Sunday announced the arrest of more than 500 persons for violating the election gun ban.   PNP spokesman Chief Superintendent Wilben Mayor said that as of 8:00 a.m. Sunday, 507 persons, mostly civilians, have been apprehended for carrying firearms since the implementation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) gun ban on January 10.  …Read More »

SAF 44 receive awards a year after Mamasapano clash

Tuesday, 26 January 2016 | Written by

The 44 commandos of the Philippine National Police – Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) who were slain during the Mamasapano counter terror operation last year received awards for their gallantry, one year after the bloody encounter with Moro rebels. President Aquino led the awarding ceremony on Monday (Jan. 25) at Camp Crame, conferring the Medal of Valor to Chief Inspector Gednat…Read More »

Aquino appoints classmate Caguioa to SC

Monday, 25 January 2016 | Written by

President Aquino has appointed his friend and former classmate Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Alfredo Benjamin Caguioa as Supreme Court (SC) associate justice, making Caguioa his final appointee to the SC before stepping down in June. Caguioa, who has specialized in litigation and arbitration for the past 25 years, was appointed to the high court last Friday (Jan. 22) as…Read More »

Senate prioritizes BBL, 33 other measures as session resumes

Thursday, 21 January 2016 | Written by

Senators will work on the approval of 34 legislative measures, including the much-debated Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), as session resumes and with only six working weeks before the 16th Congress ends in July. Senate President Franklin Drilon said that the upper chamber said they “will waste no time” in approving the 34 priority measures. “We intend to make a good…Read More »

Aquino vetoes bill on SSS pension hike

Friday, 15 January 2016 | Written by

Despite strong support for the measure, President Benigno Aquino III has vetoed the bill seeking to increase the pension of Social Security System (SSS) members. Palace Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said President Aquino refused to sign the bill seeking a P2,000 across-the-board increase in the monthly pension of SSS pensioners because funds are not enough to cover higher pension…Read More »

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